With sweeping coastline, towering redwoods, and patchwork of world-class vineyards, Sonoma County is a storybook setting where romance is written into the landscape. Whisking your love away on an overnight trip? Consider booking a stay at one of these top hotels or inns in Sonoma County. Our selections, ranging from luxury to casual accommodations, feature specially tailored packages delivering romantic vibes on Valentine’s Day or any time of year.
21780 North Coast Highway 1, Jenner, CA 95450, (707) 847-3231
Offering dramatic vistas from its rocky perch on the remote Northern California coast, Timber Cove Resort is one of a kind. Originally built in a rustic yet sophisticated A-frame style inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, this 60s-era lodge was recently renovated using Douglas fir beams and locally sourced sandstone. Timber Cove consistently earns rave reviews, including a spot as one of Architectural Digest’s “9 Most Beautiful Cabin Hotels.” Venture out to explore nearby outdoor attractions like Stump Beach or Gerstle Cove, or cozy up on the resort grounds to soak in its laid-back ambience and stunning views. Amenities include a billiards table, fitness center with Peloton bike, and weekly live music. EV charging stations are also available. All 46 guest rooms feature fluffy linens, yoga mats, and a Crosley record player with curated vinyl collection. Some rooms are also wheelchair-accessible and dog-friendly … Just ask.
Special Offering: On Valentine’s Day wine, join the vintners from Smith Story Wine Cellars for a complimentary tasting from 4 to 6 p.m., followed by a prix-fixe dinner at on-site restaurant Coast Kitchen ($135 per guest).
Insider Tip: No matter the forecast, bring warm layers. Weather can change quickly on this part of the Sonoma Coast, and if the fog moves in, you’ll be glad you packed your scarf and beanie. Thankfully, most rooms also have fireplaces and large soaking tubs to warm your bones.
7871 River Road, Forestville, CA 95436, (707) 887-3300
Once you arrive at this bucolic retreat, you may never want to leave. Tucked into 10 acres of forest and rambling gardens in West Sonoma County, Farmhouse Inn offers an escape from the hectic thrum of everyday life, just a short (15-minute) drive from the vibrant town of Healdsburg. Its inviting Four-Diamond accommodations range from stand-alone cottages to farmhouse rooms to barn suites, each featuring fresh-cut flowers, feather bed with European linens, oversized fireplace, and exquisite bath outfitted with organic bath products. After a day of exploring (or simply lounging) sip complimentary drinks from the non-alcoholic mini-bar, enjoy a wine tasting on the hotel grounds, or gather ‘round the fire pit for s’mores and stargazing. Don’t miss a meal from the new on-site restaurant Farmstand, where ingredients are sourced either on the property or from local farmers.
Special Offering: With the “Love Languages” Romance Package, enjoy a wellness journey that enhances intimacy and relaxation, too. Everyone has a preferred “love language,” or way that they prefer to be loved. This experience invites you and your partner to determine your preference, then enjoy a spa treatment best suited to that determination.
Insider Tip: Explore the distinctive wines of West Sonoma County, including those from Ryme Cellars, located just a quick five-minute jaunt from Farmhouse Inn. Schedule a private tasting with winemakers Megan and Ryan Glaab, and don’t miss the Aglianico, a grape variety rarely found outside of Italy.
10400 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, CA 95452, (707) 833-1293
Looking for a Mediterranean-style getaway, without need for a passport? Look no further than Kenwood Inn & Spa, an idyllic villa tucked amid two acres of vineyards and orchards in the Valley of the Moon. The charming property features 29 well-appointed rooms, many of which open onto a courtyard lushly planted with fragrant fruit trees. Expect luxe bedding, an in-room espresso maker, and an inviting pool and hot tub open 24 hours a day. Wake up to a delicious complimentary breakfast made with locally sourced ingredients, then set out on a day of explorations: tasting with local favorite Talisman Wines, hiking the wending trails at Sugarloaf State Park, or savoring a mouth-watering enchilada at El Molino Central. Be sure to schedule time with your special someone at Kenwood’s renowned spa—whether a relaxing couple’s massage or a day on the Spa Terrace, which includes use of an Italian marble deep soaking spa tub, bottle of premium sparkling wine, and personalized pool service.
Special Offering: Book the “California Dreamin’” Package and receive a 25% discount off the room rate from February 1 to March 9, 2023.
Insider Tip: You will love that rooms at this grand villa are outfitted with French doors that open out onto private balconies or terraces, but the rooms can occasionally be drafty, so call ahead to ask for your room to be warmed to just the right cozy temperature.
5131 Warm Springs Road, Glen Ellen, CA 95442, (707) 996-5131
With a lovely setting in view of the mountains, Olea is located just up the road (a quick drive or walk on a curvy road) from the quaint village of Glen Ellen. Beautifully appointed with plenty of comforts, the place itself has lots to offer—but it’s the people that seem to really win guests over. At Olea, staff has earned steady praise for going above and beyond the call of duty to make folks feel welcome. Start the day with a complimentary gourmet breakfast, then enjoy regional explorations—a side trip to the Napa Valley, a drive to Bodega Bay, or just a cruise around Sonoma Valley—before returning for a dip in the hot tub, complimentary wine tasting, or on-site massage.
Insider Tip: Wondering where to enjoy your romantic dinner? Get an advance reservation at the beloved Glen Ellen Star, a Michelin-recognized restaurant located just a few minutes from Olea Hotel.
29 E. MacArthur Street, Sonoma, CA 95476, (707) 938-2929
Situated steps from the heart of downtown Sonoma, just an hour north of San Francisco, this boutique hotel offers an intimate escape in close proximity to the very best of Wine Country. With a thoughtful approach that balances luxury amenities with environmental awareness, MacArthur Place features energy-saving design, eco-friendly toiletries, EV charging stations, and vegan dining options. Borrow a complimentary e-bike for a quick spin to the Sonoma Plaza, where you’ll discover wineries, boutiques, parks, and restaurants. Then return to MacArthur Place to wander its six acres of manicured grounds; lounge by the fire pit; enjoy in-room spa treatments; and savor farm-fresh dining experiences at its on-site Mediterranean restaurant.
Special Offering: On February 14th, head to Layla, the hotel’s acclaimed restaurant, for a special menu including dishes like butter-poached lobster, foie gras, scallops, and more ($155/person)
Insider Tip: MacArthur Place will be undergoing a renovation through May 31, 2023 to upgrade the fitness center and swimming pools. To avoid construction hours, book a weekend stay.